Saturday, 1 June 2013

Room(s) for improvement



Moneysupermarket.com gave me this...


So that I could make this...


... into this...


.. and hopefully win a £500 B&Q voucher!!

With my £50 I've also personalised a toy chest for our front room transforming a plain wooden box into a toy chest / padded seat! It's functional and hides all the little man's toys so we can have a stylish and grown up area again when he is in bed! 




For the toy chest...
£20 for nice pine flat pack toy chest from Homebase (on a 2 for £40 offer).
£1 for grey felt to make the deer detail.
Foam and wood for seat scavenged from my dad's garage and fabric salvaged from one of my sisters old projects.

For the little man's room...
£27 for blackout dinosaur curtains from Dunelm Mill ( on a 20% off offer).
Old curtain rail taken down from when we moved in (2 years ago!) = £0
£4 for 3 blank canvasses from The Range which were then designed and painted by me! 


So what do you think? I know it adds up to £52 but a £2 overspend isn't too bad! I think what I've done makes a huge difference to both rooms. I'm really pleased with all my efforts and was so happy to get this opportunity! 

Thanks to moneysupermarket.com and my dad for all his help :) 

(This post is my entry into moneysupermarket.com's room for improvement competition) 

9 comments:

Mama Syder said...

Love what you have done, it looks great. Love the toy chest x

Bex said...

I love the dinosaurs, you are so talented! x

beingmebeingmum said...

Thank you so much! :)

beingmebeingmum said...

Thanks Bex I love doing things like this :) I'm already working on the next thing x

Actually Mummy... said...

Just wanted to let you know I featured this post on BritMums Newbie Tuesday yesterday. couldn't find you on Twitter. Let me know if you need a link

beingmebeingmum said...

Thank you! I've tweeted you and my twitter ID is @beingmebeingmum. I'll have a look at BritMums now. Thanks again :)

Laura Huggins said...

I love the dinosaurs. You are very talented. You could actually make a tidy profit selling stuff like that :-)

Thank you for linking up with The Weekend Blog Hop. Sorry it's taken so long for me to get round to you.

Hope to see you again tomorrow.

Laura x x x

http://xmylifeasamummyx.blogspot.co.uk/

beingmebeingmum said...

Thank you :) I will be selling some of them in a shop in Whitstable, Kent in August this year! It's really nice that people have been so complimentary about it. Thanks again x

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